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Running Festival Aims to Raise Funds for Boston Bombing Victims

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ST. MICHAELS, Md.Organizers of the St. Michaels Running Festival plan to help raise funds for the victims of the Boston Bombing.

Organizers say they will donate a portion of registration fees to support victims 

"Following the bombing, there was a tremendous outpouring of support from runners around the region as well as the community at large. As a result, we decided to give 10 percent of registration from April 15, the day of the bombing, through the end of the month to victims and their families. Since April is one of the busiest months for us in terms of registrations, we knew that we could really make a difference," said Peter Paris, Race Director of the St. Michaels Running Festival.

The  festival will be held on May 18. The event is expected to raise more than $20,000 for charities.

"Our goal is to make fitness exciting while also promoting our beautiful community and our valued partners in the event. With over 2600 people already signed up to run or walk, this is a huge day for the town of St. Michaels, our runners, sponsors and charity partners," said  Sparrow Rogers, race organizer.

For those who want to participate, there is still time to sign up. Online registration is available  through May 13. There will be on-site registration available at the Best Western in St. Michaels on Thursday, May 16 from 12-6 p.m. and Friday, May 17 from 12-8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.RunStM.com or call 571-213-2519.

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